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Some fifty participants gathered in Totana in the XXVI European Archery Championships and Pre Propellant given (03/10/2016)

The municipality Totana hosted last weekend the XXVI European Archery Championships and Pre Propellant at the archaeological site of La Bastida of this town, which was organized by the Association of Friends of the archaeological site La Bastida (ASBA) and the Society of Historiológicos and Ethnographic Studies ..

Eastern Europe, which has had the collaboration of the Department of Historical and Archaeological Sites of Totana Town Council, was attended by fifty participants and aimed the sport of archery and javelin in its prehistoric forms with handcrafted instruments made by specialists.

Competitions are held on Saturday afternoons and Sunday morning, and at its conclusion the mayor, Juan José Canovas, and Council Tourism and Archaeological Sites Agustin Gonzalo Martínez and Inmaculada Blazquez, proceeded to the awards ceremony the winners and participants.

It was devised in the late 1980s by prehistorians dedicated to experimenting with propellers because they wanted to better understand its operation.

The championship was committed to permanence in time, so the organizers hope to consolidate the initiative in order to streamline the site and attract tourism.

Currently, the championship comes to gather more than 800 participants, archaeologists and fans who come every year to different sleeves of the same event in prehistoric settlements in Spain and other European countries, including Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Totana already hosted this event last year with the presence of more than fifty athletes from Spain and France;

and this year is expected to have approximately fifty registered, similar to last year figure.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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